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Martin Schindl
Ao. Univ.-Prof. Dr. Martin SchindlCoordinator Pancreatic Cancer Unit

Department of General Surgery (Division of Visceral Surgery)
Position: Associate Professor

ORCID: 0000-0003-0941-2127
T +43 1 40400 56210

Further Information


Carcinoma, Pancreatic Ductal; General Surgery; Oncology

Research group(s)

Research interests

To date, his main scientific interest focuses on pancreatic cancer and pancreatitis, the interdisciplinary treatment of pancreatic cancer including neoadjuvant multimodal therapy and the prediction of resectability as well as prehabilitation strategies for patients during neoadjuvant treatment.

He is a peer reviewer for some international surgical journals. Dr. Schindl received grants from the Austrian Surgical Society, the Austrian Science Fund and Tenovus Fund Scotland for his research.

He is a faculty member at Medical University of Vienna as Associate Professor of Surgery and Coordinator of the Pancreatic Cancer Unit at the Comprehensive Cancer Center Vienna.

Techniques, methods & infrastructure

  • Interdisciplinary Pancreatic Cancer Unit: tertiary referral hospital interdisciplinary network (clinic & research)
  • Austrian Task Force Pancreas: multicenter interdisciplinary network (clinic & research)
  • Pancreatic Cancer registry
  • Pancreatic Cancer research: diagnosis and treatment
  • Pancreatitis, acute and chronic - clinical approaches
  • Rehabilitation program: determination of patients' fitness and measures for intervention

Selected publications

  1. Schindl, M.J., 2005. The value of residual liver volume as a predictor of hepatic dysfunction and infection after major liver resection. Gut, 54(2), pp.289-296. Available at:
  2. Schindl, M.J. et al., 2006. The Adaptive Response of the Reticuloendothelial System to Major Liver Resection in Humans. Annals of Surgery, 243(4), pp.507–514. Available at:
  3. Rutter, K. et al., 2010. Hospitalization, Frequency of Interventions, and Quality of Life after Endoscopic, Surgical, or Conservative Treatment in Patients with Chronic Pancreatitis. World Journal of Surgery, 34(11), pp.2642–2647. Available at:
  4. Schindl, M. et al., 2018. Randomized clinical trial of the effect of a fibrin sealant patch on pancreatic fistula formation after pancreatoduodenectomy. British Journal of Surgery, 105(7), pp.811–819. Available at:
  5. Gruber, E.S. et al., 2020. The Prognostic Index Independently Predicts Survival in Patients with Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma Undergoing Resection. Annals of Surgical Oncology. Available at: